Glenn Lehrer, G.G.
Fee and mileage charge: $125.
Equipment needed: Slide projector and screen.
Length of program: About 1 hour.
Advance notice needed: 4 - 6 months
Area traveled: One hour's drive from Marin County.
THE ART OF GEMSTONE CARVING AND DESIGNING, NORTH AMERICAN STYLE- The birth of American gemstone carving and designing is only 15 years old. In Europe it has been a guild tradition for 500 years. You will have an opportunity to see how lapidary, the art of gem carving, has played a major role in the past and the future in jewelry design. A slide presentation will show this new form emerging with its own unique style and innovation. From an inside view of Mr. Lehrer's work studio you will experience first hand what it takes to carve a gemstone, from conception, design, actual carving and finishing. Mr. Lehrer's work will also be presented.
In his talk Mr. Lehrer will share first hand and present slides on what it took to create Bahia, currently the world's largest gemstone sculpture, which he completed with fellow gem designer Lawrence Stoller. In 1997 Bahia hung in the main foyer of the Gemological Institute of America's world headquarters in Carlsbad, California. Currently it is hanging at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh PA.
Glenn Lehrer is one of America's top gemstone designers, receiving international acclaim. He is known for his diversity of cutting styles and gemstone materials. His styles vary from free organic motif in agates and precious opals to precise faceted fantasy cut gemstones in amethyst, garnet, tourmaline and sapphires.
CFMS Program Manual and Directory, October 2009